Jan 25, 2022

How Much Do New Windows Cost?

One of the most asked questions about home window replacement is what the cost will be.  It’s important to know that there are several factors that influence the price of new house windows.  Here’s what you need to know.

Material: The most common window replacement materials within the marketplace are wood, aluminum, vinyl, and fiberglass.  Out of the four, aluminum windows tend to be the cheapest.  However, they do come with some significant drawbacks.  Aluminum windows are prone to condensation, have poor insulation, and often decrease a home’s value.  When interviewing potential window contractors, ask which material they recommend for your house windows and why.

Marvin Infinity Picture Windows

Features: Most window manufacturers offer a variety of features to allow homeowners to customize the appearance of their windows.  These can include privacy glass, grilles, and built-in window blinds.  While these features can positively impact curb appeal and energy efficiency, they can also increase the price tag of the windows.

Richfield Infinity From Marvin Windows

Quality: While two windows can look very similar, their quality can vary greatly.  Simply picking a manufacturer that’s a household name does not guarantee that your new windows are reliable.  That’s because many window manufacturers offer a few different lines of windows at varying price points.  Beware of builder grade windows.  Most of the time, these windows merely meet and do not exceed the building code.  They often come with basic warranties and their lifespan is much shorter than those of higher-end lines.

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Style: The style of the window also impacts the price of the window.  That’s because each style has different hardware that factors into the cost.  Single hung windows only open vertically from the bottom.  They tend to be one of the most cost-effective options because of how basic they are.  Geometric windows, egress, and garden windows are more complex to manufacture and install, raising their cost.

casement and geometric SeasonGuard windows

Installation Technique: The way in which a contractor installs your window also impacts its price.  Insert window replacement uses the preexisting window frame and swaps out the sash, hardware, and covers.  This approach is cheaper than full frame window replacement.  With full frame window replacement, the entire window is replaced.  This allows a window contractor the ability to inspect the window’s rough opening for air or water infiltration and increase the amount of insulation surrounding the window.  This creates a more energy efficient window and long-lasting installation.   

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Our Home Window Replacement Reviews:

"Window replacement was completed in a professional manner. I have always been very pleased with the variety of projects Lindus has completed on my home over the past 10 years."

Bruce P.
North St. Paul, MN
January 20, 2022

"We are very happy with the result! Thanks again for your help - the crew did a fantastic job!"

Carson S.
Maple Grove, MN
January 17, 2022

"Lindus Construction installed new windows on my house. In short I'm completely satisfied with the job. Lindus has done work for me many times before and each time the results is the same. They do excellent work and their crews are a pleasure to work with. I will continue to use them and I highly recommend them."

David M.
Plymouth, MN
December 28, 2021

"Replaced windows~ very professional."

Barb C.
Amery, WI
November 22, 2021

"I have LeafGuard® and just got whole house done with Infinity® from Marvin Windows, all from Lindus and am very happy with product, install and service."

Jim J.
Stillwater, MN
August 19, 2021

"They replaced 10 windows in our house and they look great!"

Bruce M.
Golden Valley, MN
August 5, 2021
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